UTAH ENGINE OPERATOR WORKSHOP
(ENOP – PMS 419)
DATES: May 7-11th, 2018
LOCATION: Camp Williams, 17800 S. Camp Williams Road, Bluffdale, UT 84065
DURATION: 40 HOURS
TUITION: $385.00 (Cost includes all meals)
LODGING: $122.50 total for the week (Per Student)
*You must call Camp Williams housing to reserve and pay for your room. (Not included in tuition)
(Housing phone #801-878-5410 ; ask for BLM block of rooms)
PREREQUISITES: S130, 131, 190, 211, I-100
COORDINATOR: NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE EMAILED TO:
LEAD INSTRUCTOR: RANDY TURRILL – PHONE: 435-865-4660
NOMINATION DEADLINE: April 21, 2018
TARGET GROUP: ENGINE MODULE MEMBERS (2-3 SEASONS) WHO ARE INVOLVED IN ENGINE OPERATIONS.
The Engine Operator Workshop (ENOP) has been designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of employees currently working in Engine Operator positions, and to provide a broader understanding of engine modules. The intent of the ENOP workshop is to teach the safe and effective use of engines in the wildland fire environment, and to provide an opportunity for hands-on training.
Engine modules make up the bulk of the Bureau’s suppression forces, and as such, the effective use of engines is critical for managing fires safely and efficiently during both initial and extended attack. In recent years, pre-season Readiness Reviews showed that levels of expertise and proficiency possessed by engine modules varied widely from one bureau or agency to another. This lack of continuity among agencies was attributed to a lack of standards, as well as a lack of uniform training within agencies. The challenge of improving quality and uniformity in training is addressed in yearly revisions made to the Standards for Fire and Aviation Operations Book. Standardized training has also been addressed with the development and implementation of the Engine Operator Training Package, the Engine Operator Task Book, and the Fire Maintenance Procedure and Record Book.